Meet this week’s Featured Collector

Alan W.

Location: Buffalo, NY

I was in 4th grade when I first saw Star Wars in 1977, and I instantly became a fan. Before we had VHS tapes and DVDs, the only way to hold onto the magic of the movie was to buy record albums and save pictures from magazines – that is, until the arrival of action figures and vehicles! My friends and I would buy our favorite characters and spend hours recreating scenes from the movie, as well as creating our own stories. I’ve been collecting ever since.

My collection contains several rare pieces that are mint in package, autographed, or were produced in limited quantities. Every item reminds me of a special time or happy occasion, and almost everyone who visits will recognize something in the collection that will prompt him or her to recall a long forgotten event.